QOV Split Star Quilt by Mary B. Hayes - a project

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Sharon Posted: Fri, Jul 2 2010 12:30 PM

I started working on this quilt just this week. There are some others who want to work on it, too. It's pretty simple, and can be made with patriotic colors or not, your choice. If you want to work in this one, let's do it!

Free pattern: www.thangles.com Click on Quilts of Valor on the lef-hand panel

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Sharon replied on Tue, Jul 6 2010 4:21 PM

Here are my fabrics for the Split Star. The 4 at the bottom of the stack are the blocks and the red at the top of the pile is the sashing. The blue is the border. I'm in the middle of cutting patches, but didn't accomplish anything today. The DH's car broke down so we spent most of the afternoon getting it towed.

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Marie replied on Tue, Jul 6 2010 4:33 PM

I too will be making the Split Star pattern, here are my fabrics.

The first 4 are the blocks; next 2 the sashing and the cornerstones; last on the right the border and binding.

Good luck to all of us who are making a QOV.

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Sharon, I printed off the pattern and really like it. However, I do not have Thangles. So, what size are the HSTS supposed to be? I will cut 3" (skip that 7/8" stuff) and trim them down. I have to go shopping, don't have enough fabric yet, should have it by the weekend.

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Sharon replied on Wed, Jul 7 2010 7:15 AM

Pat Lancaster:
So, what size are the HSTS supposed to be? I will cut 3" (skip that 7/8" stuff) and trim them down.

Pat. cut the sqare patches 2 3/4 sq, for finished size of 2 1/4. For the triangles, cut squares 3 1/8, and then cut on the diagonal.  Be sure to post pics of your fabrics!

Happy shopping!

 

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Sharon replied on Wed, Jul 7 2010 8:01 AM

The QOV Split Star pattern available free on the www.thangles.com website expects you to use the Thangles tool to cut the triangles. See The QOV Split Star Project for cutting the patches without the tool.

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Rather than step on anyone's toes I will use another pattern.

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Marie replied on Wed, Jul 7 2010 10:17 AM

Sharon of Raleigh:
for cutting the patches without the tool.

 

I'm glad this question came up because I missed those instructions.  I'd rather do the Split Star with the Thangles since I only purchased enough fabric to do it that way  Where can I purchase the Thangles?  Would my lQS carry them?

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Sharon replied on Wed, Jul 7 2010 11:40 AM

Marie:
Where can I purchase the Thangles?  Would my lQS carry them?

Marie - check with your lqs. If you can't find them locally, you can order them from www.thangles.com.

 

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Sharon replied on Sat, Jul 10 2010 3:01 PM

Still working on patches and blocks. Here's what my block looks like:

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Very nice Sharon!

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Marie replied on Sat, Jul 10 2010 8:24 PM

Sharon of Raleigh:

Still working on patches and blocks. Here's what my block looks like:

 

Sharon, yours is going to be a beautiful quilt. 

I couldn't find the Thangles in my nearby quilt shops so I was thinking of using the alternative cutting instructions.  I bought enough fabric using the Thangles amounts, do you think I would need more fabric to achieve this or is the amount so litlle it doesn't make any difference?

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Nana replied on Sat, Jul 10 2010 10:29 PM

Sharon

Your block is beautiful and is going to be a wonderful quilt.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jul 11 2010 12:49 AM

Nice work on the block Sharon. I really like your fabric selection.

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Marie:
do you think I would need more fabric to achieve this or is the amount so litlle it doesn't make any difference?
Marie:
I was thinking of using the alternative cutting instructions

Marie, I did the estimation using EQ7 and it's the same amount of fabric. The thangles method uses slightly less fabric, but the difference is not enough to change the yardage requirements for a lap size quilt.

Sharon, your block is lovely. 

I sorted my stash yesterday, and found a few fabrics that will work, but I'll need to buy more at the LQS. I'm going to make mine with a ten-inch block instead of a 9-inch block, because I use a different method for HST's that uses a template. I don't have a 2.25 inch template, just 2.5 inches. The larger size is still well within the QofV requirements.

Happy quilting, everyone.

 

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